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—     You are invited to watch a free screening of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 with AARP Nevada! In the sequel, Toula finds her extended family rocked by the revelation that her mother and father were never really married—which, of course, requires an even bigger Greek wedding so they can officially tie the knot! Meanwhile, Toula struggles to spice up her own marriage, and is heartbroken when her daughter wants to go to a distant college to get …

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— With traffic fatalities in the state on the rise, AARP Nevada wants to expand the AARP Driver Safety Program. Participants can take the course in a classroom or online to refresh defensive driving skills. The course covers changes in traffic rules and new devices—such as flashing yellow turn arrows, highway on-ramp meters and roundabouts. The course fee is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. Upon completion, people 55 and older may be eligible for an auto insurance discount. …

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—   Volunteers and staff from Nevada were in Washington this week to advocate on behalf of AARP members and all older Americans on the crucial issues of family caregiving and Social Security. While meeting with Representatives Heck, Amodei, Titus, and Senator Reid, they had crucial asks: AARP Nevada advocates asked members of Congress to support two pieces of bipartisan legislation to help family caregivers, the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act, and the Credit for Caring Act. …

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— Nevadans are now hearing a new question when being admitted for a hospital stay: “Do you have a family caregiver?” That’s because a new law known as the CARE Act was passed by the Nevada Legislature during its 2015 session. The law was designed to help caregivers stay informed when a family member or friend is in the hospital, and be better prepared to take care of their loved one at home following the hospital stay. The result should be …

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— More than 500,000 Nevadans currently serve as family caregivers, providing assistance to an aging parent or other loved one with the tasks of daily living.  AARP Nevada, the Asian Community Development Center (ACDC) and Rising Asian Pacific Americans Coalition for Diversity (RAPACD) are pleased to welcome Major General Antonio “Tony” Taguba – one of the nation’s foremost advocates for caregivers and veterans – to Las Vegas for two special community events: Wednesday, June 29 at 6:00 PM – Hong Kong Garden …

— Social Security needs to be updated for the 21st century so we can keep the promise for future generations. If our nation’s leaders don’t act, future retirees could lose up to $10,000 a year. One in three Nevada seniors rely on Social Security for nearly ALL of their family income, and the program keeps more than 40 percent of retirees out of poverty. And while Social Security is a critical part of financial security for most Nevadans, it’s especially important …

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— They’re in the community every day – volunteering, making a difference, lending their time and talent to help those in need.  They work in food banks and animal shelters, in schools and in hospitals – improving our communities and enhancing quality of life for others .  They are often unsung heroes, working and giving without recognition or thanks –  just because it’s the right thing to do.  If you know an extraordinary volunteer age 50 or older, show your appreciation …

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— Get to know AARP Nevada when you get out to Aces Ballpark this season! Members, family and friends can enjoy 2-for-1 tickets and cheer on the Reno Aces during Boomer Nights at every Wednesday night home game!  Be sure to visit the AARP Nevada concourse table at the game for information about upcoming events, resources and fun giveaways. 2016 Boomer Nights at Aces Ballpark Wednesday, April 13 vs Albuquerque Isotopes Wednesday, June 1 vs Las Vegas 51s Wednesday, June 22 vs Las Vegas 51s Wednesday,  July …

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— Help older drivers become safer drivers. Looking for a fun and engaging way to help your community, help make our roads safer, and save lives? Volunteer with AARP Driver Safety in Nevada! AARP Driver Safety is an award-winning program designed to help mature drivers update their knowledge of the latest road rules and stay safer as they drive, through an innovative and engaging classroom course. The program is growing both in-state and nationally, attracting enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers across the …

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— AARP members, friends and family have the opportunity to enjoy Nevada Ballet Theatre’s 2015-16 performances – including favorites The Nutcracker, Cinderella and Romeo and Juliet – at a special price. This year, the theater has expanded discount seating options at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas.  Save $20 per ticket on VIP and A-level seating, as well as $15 off B-level seats and $10 off C-level seats.  Tickets may be purchased online by clicking here and entering promo …